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Los Angeles County Coroner Building, 2008

The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner was created in its present form in Boyle Heights on December 7, 1990 by an ordinance approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, though it has existed in some form since the late 19th century.

All physician staff is under the control of the Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran M.D. while the director Anthony Hernandez has authority to manage all non-physician operations and staff under the general direction of the Board of Supervisors. It is unique in the world in that it is the only coroner's office to have an active gift shop.[1]


List of coroners

Los Angeles County Coroner (1882-1967)

  • H. Nadeau: ?-1883
  • Andrew McFarland: 1883-1886
  • James M. Meredith: 1886-1890
  • W. A. Weldon: 1890-1893
  • George W. Campbell: 1894-1899
  • L. T. Holland: 1899-1901
  • John H. Trout: 1901-1908
  • Calvin Hartwell: 1908-May 19, 1920
  • Frank Nance: May 1, 1921-June 1, 1945
  • Ben H. Brown: June 1, 1945-1953
  • Edward A. Winstanley: 1953-March 19, 1957
  • Theodore Curphey: March 19, 1957 – October 25, 1967

Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner for the County of Los Angeles

Notable celebrities autopsied at the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office

See also


Coordinates: 34°03′41″N 118°12′51″W / 34.061495°N 118.214114°W / 34.061495; -118.214114


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